Video: Police Taser Son Who Tries to Rescue His Father After Police and Fire Department Refuses to Go Into Water
Published 1, December 5, 2008 Criminal law , Society , Torts
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The video below reveals another troubling use of a taser. 54-year-old Maurizio Biasini went to a Mendocino Beach called Portuguese Beach with his two twin sons, Dario and Andriano Biasini, and fell into the water. The police and fire department refused to go into the choppy water as the father was swept further and further out to sea. When the sons screamed at the officers for not acting and one tried to go into the water, the police tasered one son twice. The father was lost.
The fire department insisted on waiting for the Coast Guard as the distraught sons demanded action and swore at the officers. According to one witness, it was the police that turned the confrontation into a physical matter by grabbing one son around the neck and lifting him off the ground. They then tasered one son who wanted to rescue his father not once but twice. To make matters, the police proceeded to criminally charge the son for . . . you guessed it . . . interfering with a rescue that they refused carry out.
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Not the “worst” case of police abuse I have ever seen on the internet.
Obviously, these people don’t understand that the bureaucrat’s job is to fill out paperwork. Save their father? Please, the uniform might get wet.
Now, they may have recognized there was no hope.
But, preventing the boy from trying himself? Who owns his body? May have been the boy’s last mistake, but it WAS his to make.
Handled badly. That cop looked like he had spent to much time at the donut shop.
Tasering the kid after he handled it badly, the cop should be charged with assault. At the very least, he should be seeking a new career.
I wonder if got a “paid vacation” (what they called administrative leave) and a promotion?
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